Islamist Kill 13 Soccer Fans in Attack on Cafe in Iraq
The soccer club Real Madrid will wear black armbands Saturday to mourn 16 members of a team supporters club killed by ISIS gunmen in an attack on a café in Iraq.
“We were around 50 fans of Real Madrid, gathered in a cafe in Balad in order to discuss our arrangement for tomorrow’s team football match,” eyewitness Ahmed Tha’er told NBC News Friday. “Suddenly, six armed men stormed into the cafe and started to shoot randomly on the young men. I laid down on the ground.”
The attack on the café in Balad, a city about 50 miles north of Baghdad, occurred early Friday morning. The gunmen included two suicide bombers who detonated explosive vests after police arrived, Iraqi officials told The Associated Press.
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